DECODING OUR DREAMS

I rarely remember my dreams when I wake up in the morning. I heard somewhere that if we write down anything we remember as soon as we wake up then over time we will recall the details of our dreams. Years ago I remember having a dream that I was in a famous boy band, I’m laughing as I can remember being really disappointed when I woke up to discover that I wasn’t a celebrity and I had to get up for school. Not all of my dreams are this much fun though. There’s the occasional nightmare that completely freaks me out and for as long as I can remember I’ve had this recurring dream that crops up from time to time. It usually takes place on a rollercoaster, I can picture it now as I’m sitting in the front carriage whilst it slowly makes it’s was up to the highest peak. It stops for a second at the top before I plummet downwards and my stomach reaches my throat. It feels so real that just thinking about it gives me anxiety.

As a kid I used to occasionally climb trees, quickly moving from branch to branch I remember at one point looking down and thinking “god that’s a long way down” and then continuing to climb a little higher. Looking back I think this is where I developed a fear from heights. If I’m inside a building then I have no issue but the thought of being on the edge of a cliff just freaks me out. According to this article a dream or¬†nightmare like this could have a deeper meaning. It says that dreams involving falling could be the minds way of alerting us that we are feeling out of control. Or even worse it could be telling us that a certain area of life is literally going down hill. Gawd! In this situation it’s worth briefly¬†analysing any areas in life that might need to be changed for the better. Perhaps that person you started dating isn’t such a good idea?!

Another article I found in Stylist Magazine decodes various themes from teeth falling out to being surrounded by sharks. It seems in a lot of cases recurring dreams can be brought on by chaotic or stressful situations that take place during the day such as moving house or stress at work. In certain cases I can connect nightmares to something unrelated that I heard during the day. But sometimes I think it’s a message from the universe showing us there’s something in day to day life that isn’t good and needs to be addressed.